Sunday, August 7, 2011

Possible change of direction

This weekend we went shopping for school supplies for my younger son. He'll be living in a dorm, which means all the usual things. However, the school has also suggested that he start learning some Flash programming so a stop at B&N was in order.

Looking through the books started taking me back to coding again! Even though my older son is also in a programming curriculum, I'm reliving the past a lot more. Maybe it is the game programming part. I ended up spending most of my time today going through some old code I had (old as in the last 3-4 years) and started updating it to work with HTML5 Canvas and my iPad.

As I started taking some of my code and making it into classes and various libraries, well to some extent anyhow, it struck me that maybe I could have the students work on coding. If I could create an initializing js file and merely have the students include it, I wonder if I could come up with something. Or, better yet, look around for someone who has already done it. Something I definitely need to start thinking about more...if not for this year, then for next.

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